windypoplarsroom: 1902 John William Waterhouse (British; 1849-1917) ~ The Crystal Ball

windypoplarsroom: 1902 John William Waterhouse (British; 1849-1917) ~ The Crystal Ball

poboh: 1895 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ St Cecilia [detail]

poboh: 1895 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ St Cecilia [detail]

saturnsdaughter: 1888 John William Waterhouse (British, 1849-1917) ~ The Lady of Shallot, from Lord Alfred Tennyson’s 1832 ‘The Lady of Shallot’, Part IV

… And down the river’s dim expanse
Like some bold seer in a trance,Seeing all his own mischance—With glassy countenanceDid she look to Camelot.And at the closing of the dayShe loosed the chain, and down she lay;The broad stream bore her far away,The Lady of Shalott.(…)

saturnsdaughter: 1888 John William Waterhouse (British, 1849-1917) ~ The Lady of Shallot, from Lord Alfred Tennyson’s 1832 ‘The Lady of Shallot’, Part IV

… And down the river’s dim expanse

Like some bold seer in a trance,
Seeing all his own mischance—
With glassy countenance
Did she look to Camelot.
And at the closing of the day
She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott.(…)


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atelier-des-ateliers: 1902 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ The Crystal Ball

atelier-des-ateliers: 1902 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ The Crystal Ball

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ponderful: 1879 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ Dolce Far Niente; oil

ponderful: 1879 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ Dolce Far Niente; oil

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thedeerandtheoak: c 1914 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ The Mystic Wood

thedeerandtheoak: c 1914 John William Waterhouse (English Pre-Raphaelite, 1849-1917) ~ The Mystic Wood

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worldpaintings: 1896 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ Pandora, oil on canvas, 91 × 152 cm, private collection. 
According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman ever to be created on earth. At the request  of Zeus she was blessed with  every gift the gods could grant - from beauty to persuasion. Zeus then presented her with a box which she was not to open under any circumstance.
According to the myth, Pandora opened the box, releasing all the evils of mankind which then spread all over the earth. Only Hope was left inside once she had closed the box again.

worldpaintings: 1896 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ Pandora, oil on canvas, 91 × 152 cm, private collection. 

According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman ever to be created on earth. At the request of Zeus she was blessed with every gift the gods could grant - from beauty to persuasion. Zeus then presented her with a box which she was not to open under any circumstance.

According to the myth, Pandora opened the box, releasing all the evils of mankind which then spread all over the earth. Only Hope was left inside once she had closed the box again.

poboh: John William Waterhouse. (English 1849 -1917) ~ Head of Venus (study)

poboh: John William Waterhouse. (English 1849 -1917) ~ Head of Venus (study)

1886 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ The Magic Circle

1886 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ The Magic Circle

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vmburkhardt: weareohsopretty: thefieldjournal: 1914 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ Study for Portrait of the Marchioness of Downshire via misswallflower

vmburkhardtweareohsoprettythefieldjournal: 1914 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ Study for Portrait of the Marchioness of Downshire via misswallflower

rosebiar: 1900 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ The Flower Picker

rosebiar: 1900 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ The Flower Picker

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1891 John William Waterhouse (British 1849-1917) ~ Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus

1891 John William Waterhouse (British 1849-1917) ~ Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus

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agoodthinghappened: 1896 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917)~ Pandora

agoodthinghappened: 1896 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917)~ Pandora

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windypoplarsroom: 1900 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ The Lady Clare

windypoplarsroom: 1900 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ The Lady Clare

jaded-mandarin: 1911 John William Waterhouse ~ Miss Betty Pollock

jaded-mandarin: 1911 John William Waterhouse ~ Miss Betty Pollock

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